Why Outsource Work?

Why Outsource Work?
Because you don’t have the time to do it yourself.


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ou’ve got a product to develop and you’ve got to get it into the market before your competitor does.
Because you don’t have the money to do it yourself.

Your business is growing exponentially but your resources can’t cope with the growth.
Because you’d rather focus on mission-critical issues.

You’re not interested in frittering away time and energy on non-core functions.
Because you don’t have the skills to do it yourself.

You need the best talent in the world, but it’s scarce out of reach just not available in your country.

In today’s globalized and networked economy, outsourcing has never been so easy or made so much business sense. The question is not “Why outsource?” but rather, “Why not?”

The Convergent Economy

Converging technologies of telecommunication, information technology and media have redefined the way we do business, with electronic commerce and enterprise systems becoming a way of life.
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Correspondingly, there has been a sharp increase in the need for qualified software professionals to manage these functions. Demand exceeds supply, and the dearth of human resources has resulted in increased personnel costs, longer time to market and longer product development cycles.

Chances are, you won’t find these highly skilled people in your own backyard.
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Yet you need them more than ever, now that competition is swooping down faster than business opportunities are taking off. And you realize that without them, your big dreams for a flourishing enterprise could rapidly go up in smoke. But you don’t have to manage all business functions in-house.

Outsourcing provides a neat solution to several of your business problems.

25 Reasons Why Outsourcing Makes Business Sense

When you consider the advantages of outsourcing, you’ll realize there’s a lot to gain by using it as an intrinsic part of your business strategy.

By outsourcing, you can:

  • Reduce overheads, free up resources
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  • Avoid capital expenditure
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  • Improve efficiency
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  • Offload non-core functions
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  • Get access to specialized skills
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  • Save on manpower and training costs
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  • Reduce operating costs
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  • Improve speed and service
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  • Establish long-term, strategic relationships with world-class service providers to gain a competitive edge
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  • Enhance tactical and strategic advantages
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  • Focus on strategic thinking, process re-engineering and managing trading partner relationships
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  • Spread your risks
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  • Provide the best quality services, products and people
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  • Be reliable and innovative
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  • Provide value-added services
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  • Increase customer satisfaction
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  • Avoid the cost of chasing technology
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  • Leverage the provider’s extensive investments in technology, methodologies and people
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  • Benefit from the provider’s expertise in solving problems for a variety of clients with similar requirements.
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  • Focus scarce resources on time-critical projects such as application re-engineering
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  • Obtain needed project management and implementation consulting expertise, along with access to best practices and proven methodologies
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  • Reduce the risk of technological obsolescence and increase efficiency by consolidating and centralizing functions
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  • Keep pace and minimize the impact of rapid changes in applications and standards
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  • Extend the reach to more trading partners quickly and efficiently
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  • Reduce the overall IT management burden while retaining control of strategic decision making.
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    The Outsourcing Institute finds, “Outsourcing is rapidly becoming an accepted management tool for redefining and re energizing the corporation. It challenges today’s executives to rethink the traditional, vertically integrated firm in favor of a more flexible organization structured around core competencies and long-term, outside relationships.”

    Highlights

    Global giants such as IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, AT&T, Fujitsu, Motorola, Digital, Hewlett-Packard Philips, General Electric, IBM, Reebok, Fujitsu, British Aerospace, General Motors and Sears are keeping ahead of their rivals thanks to the competitive advantage conferred on them by some of the best software companies in India.
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    You too can benefit immensely from a successful outsourcing strategy.

    Several convergent forces like an exponential increase of technology in the workplace, electronic commerce, enterprise systems and a sharp increase in internet related new entities are resulting in an increased demand for software professionals. The need is further compounded by the lack of trained programmers in the developed countries, especially United States , Western Europe and Japan.

    Demand exceeds supply, which has led to increased labor costs, longer product development and even longer time to market. A recent Wall Street Journal article related a greater willingness on the part of CIOs to outsource software work that is not mission critical.

  • Reduce your marketing and software delivery costs
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  • Gain access to global buyer base needing software development
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  • Manage your projects online with buyer participation
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  • Neutral marketplace with global choices
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  • Economies of 24 hour X 7 days a week low-cost software development with access to global consulting firms.
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    For instance, Advanced communication technology has allowed global software teams to become commonplace. Some software companies are organizing global software teams to employ the best talent in the world.


    Wireless Internet Terminology – Confusion Or Clarity?

    Wireless Internet Terminology, like many things in life, especially those that have anything to do with computers is filled with terminology.
    But like most things, once you learn a few of the basic terms, understanding will come quickly.


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    o don’t be confused get informed and to help clarify, I’ve put together a basic wireless “internet-to-english” guide to help you along.

    IEEE – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    The IEEE is in charge of the wireless networking standard, as well as many other computer-related standards – including the Ethernet standard.

    They ensure that computer equipment made by different manufacturers can work together.

    PCMCIA – Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

    Simply another standard for how to plug credit card size devices into a laptop computer to boost it’s capabilities.

    It’s been suggested by some that it should stand for “People Can’t Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms”. PCMCIA is a great way of adding wireless networking to your laptop as easily as inserting a disk.

    PCI – Peripheral Component Interconnect

    Used to install devices like graphics cards and network devices inside your computer.

    You would be using a PCI, if you wanted to install a wireless card inside your computer.

    802.11

    Set by the IEEE, it’s the current wireless networking standard.

    It helps ensure that wireless devices can communicate with one another or in other words – they are interoperable.

    Interoperable

    Simply means that two different pieces of equipment have the ability to speak to each other or another way to put it – they are compatible.

    They can use them together because they were designed using the same standards. Because of the IEEE and the principle of interoperability, all wireless equipment you purchase should be compatible.

    Driver

    Not a piece of golf equipment but computer software that informs a computer how to talk to devices that plug into it.

    Most wireless networking drivers come on a CD-ROM. You then download the drivers from the CD onto your computer.

    Ethernet

    Currently, the most common way of connecting to a LAN or Local Area Network.

    Most wires connected to your computer today are ethernet and if you have a cable internet connection an ethernet wire is in all likely-hood, what is being used to connect to your modem.

    USB – Universal Serial Bus

    A port used for connecting all sorts of devices to a computer, including keyboards, a mouse, printers, external hard-drives and basically anything else you can think of.

    If you don’t have a laptop or want to open up your computer you can get a USB wireless device.

    WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy

    No longer used because in 2001 it was found to have security issues.

    As a result, it is now the old standard for encrypting wireless networks.

    WPA – WiFi Protected Access

    The new standard for encrypting wireless networks. An upgrade of WEP to fix security issues.

    To avoid becoming vulnerable, a WPA encrypted network changes encryption methods often. In addition, if an attack is detected, it has the ability to shut itself down for thirty seconds.

    PAN – Personal Area Network

    A network of devices connected together in one small area.

    A simple example of a PAN would be your computer, USB keyboard and mouse. Using a technology called Bluetooth, a PAN can be wireless.

    LAN – Local Area Network

    Briefly mentioned above, LAN is a computer network that… generally speaking is confined to one building, such as a home or office.

    A wireless LAN is also known as a WLAN.

    MAN – Metropolitan Area Network

    A network that covers a larger area, like a city or town.

    They are expensive but a wireless MAN has the capacity to spread Internet access across a wide area. Many college universities set-up a MAN to connect the entire campus.

    WAN – Wide Area Network

    A network that covers or connects to more than one physical site.

    A simple example would be a business that has locations in different cities, states or countries and they need them each location connected on the same network. The Internet itself is a WAN… the biggest WAN in the world.

    Mbps – Megabits Per Second

    Not to be confused with MBps, megabytes per second. Mbps is measurement of connection speed.

    There are eight megabits in a megabyte.

    GHz – Gigahertz

    One gigahertz is one billion cycles per second… it’s a measurement of frequency.

    If the term sounds familiar it’s probably because it’s also used to measure the processing speed of the CPU on your computer, which is also measured in gigahertz.

    Linux

    A popular and growing alternative operating system to Windows.

    Linux is a less bulky, more efficient operating system in many ways than Windows and not to mention – it’s free. Many servers run Linux for this reason. Computers running Linux can run many programs and connect to the Internet without needing Windows. Many wireless devices run Linux or are compatible with it.